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[Fit For a Queen]

Added Apr 22, 2012

by junaluska

Los Angeles, Cal...






This dress was created for my friend to wear at a Renaissance Faire, and we also entered it into a Shakespeare Festival that our school drama department participates in every year. Our dress won second place in the court costume category!

The basic shell of the dress was sewn by machine. The gold braiding, the pearls [86 total], and sleeves were all sewn by hand. My lovely friend sewed all of the gold braiding and pearls onto the bodice, and she drew the design and bought the fabric. I modified the pattern, sewed the shell, hand-sewed all hems and gold braiding on the skirt, and made the sleeves.

I can’t tell you how many movies were watched during the hand-sewing process.

Material Notes

velvet, satin, lace, gold braiding, pearls, grommets, ribbon


Garment Type
Lace/Sequins, Satin, Velvet

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    Apr 23, 2012, 08.54 AMby kihli

    This is gorgeous, looks like on an old painting! I also watch movies when hand sewing, so I think I can imagine that… :)

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    Apr 23, 2012, 04.26 AMby Ezzles

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Apr 23, 2012, 04.14 AMby Marsha-Lee Patrick

    this is kool especially since this is my fav era!! :D

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    Apr 22, 2012, 11.02 PMby sophienissirios

    Wow! What a great job. I think it looks lovely. I watch movies as while I sew.. :-)

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